However, these changes don't happen without the efforts of committed and compassionate citizens across the country. Their voices--when raised in unison, with authority, and with fearlessness--can effect change most significantly.
Despite our profound love for elephants and amazement at their very existence, humans have a unique, inexplicable capacity to bring pain and suffering to individual elephants as we simultaneously engage in behaviors that hasten their demise in the wild.
The falsehoods being perpetrated against the animal enterprise industry is unconscionable. This is about animal welfare, people who know everything about animals, defending themselves against those who know nothing.
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There's no question that animal advocacy is a challenging endeavor, and changing public attitudes and laws to protect animals from cruelty and suffering is a long, painstaking process. But, each year, we find that we are making significant progress -- even if it's slower than we'd like.
What a strange time we live in. I know I'm having a peaceful moment when I can actually find the time to read the paper. And, I recently came across an article that I literally had to read twice because I couldn't believe my eyes.
The name a person is given often reflects the hopes of those who bestow it upon the one who has been deemed as such. At Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, cast and crew alike know Cinqué as "Q."
The industrial exploitation of wild animals across a suite of different forms of intensive captivity is heart-breaking and cruel. But with the conviction of an ever-growing legion of compassionate citizens, change is coming.
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To answer this question personally, what you experience in the circus very much depends on the type of circus and what kind of job you're doing. Touring shows are full of hard work, bad food, and incidents that make for great stories later on.